How The CARES Act Will Impact K-12 Education During and After The Coronavirus Pandemic

By: Staff | Apr 20, 2020

Teaching school online
While school teachers and administrators have been scrambling to adjust to widespread classroom shutdowns and a shift to online teaching during the spreading COVID-19 pandemic, they haven’t had a lot of time to think about the big picture or long-term impact on schools. Right now, it seems hard enough to ...
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COVID-19 REALITY: 5 Reasons Why Teachers are Working Harder Now than They Ever Have

By: Jon Konen | Apr 13, 2020

I was absolutely appalled that there are meme’s and conversations posted about teachers not working right now. Yes, governors across the nation have issued school closures, but we are far from closed educationally! Where does this stigma come from against educators? I feel like no matter what we do, we are ...
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5 Steps to Making Sure School Remains a Priority During COVID-19 Closures… Even If Your Kids Seem to Think It’s Just More Spring Break

By: Brian Miller | Apr 8, 2020

Like many of you, I’m an educator. Like some others of you, I’m also a parent. Like all of you, I’m adjusting to this sudden change in how education gets done. Our school days look and feel very different than they did just a few weeks ago, and while some ...
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Be Visionary: 6 Ways the Corona Virus Outbreak Offers the Perfect Opportunity to Bring Real Change to Education

By: Jon Konen | Apr 2, 2020

This year a triple murder occurred in my community and adjacent to my school which caused a closure… we then had a district wide closure for a bomb threat… and now a closure for the Corona Virus. To say my school has been hit hard by school closures this year is ...
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Homeschooling During the COVID-19 Lockdown? … 5 Clever Spots to Hide Your Kids’ Phones Till the Homework Gets Done

By: Scott Wilson | Mar 27, 2020

You may not have realized what a curse mobile devices are for the average teacher, but you’re about to find out! With COVID-19 running rampant and schools shutting down around the world, more and more parents are being enlisted to the role of home schoolteachers. And that means trying to stick ...
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With All the Uncertainty Surrounding the COVID-19 Outbreak, Maybe What We Really Need to Be Thinking About Is How Normal Life Still Is

By: Brian Miller | Mar 25, 2020

Photo by @storyanthology The picture above is from the first week of our school going completely online. I just arrived home to a house that has, in many ways, been minimally impacted by COVID-19. Kids still need to eat and play and laugh, mouths still need to be fed, clothes washed and ...
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Leadership in Teaching: 5 Reasons to Rise

By: Jon Konen | Mar 17, 2020

“I could never do your job,” is something I hear often. I want to quip back, “Yes, yes you can!” Leadership is not just about what you do but what you can inspire, encourage and empower others to do. - Jon Gordon After reading the Energy Bus, by Jon Gordon, I have ...
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Rest and Rejuvenation – Feeling Good About Taking the Time Off You Need to Be at Your Best

By: Mary McLaughlin | Mar 10, 2020

I’m a teacher. I teach a self-contained special education class of second and third grade kids. I have done the work I love for over two decades and there is no other role in which I can see myself. But sometimes even teachers need a mental break and physical rejuvenation; ok, ...
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9 Reasons to Give “THAT” Kid Some Extra Attention

By: Jon Konen | Mar 5, 2020

You know that one student who may drive you nuts, who may test all the boundaries, and who makes you lose sleep at night? Yes, “that” kid! As a principal, my goal is for teachers to have tools to use with “that” kid in order to keep him or her in ...
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8 Reasons Why Blogging Can Support Your Growth as an Educator

By: Jon Konen | Feb 14, 2020

“You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That’s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence.” ― Octavia E. Butler   We want our students to be good writers. We want them ...
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